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Hurley, Matthew M. 1977-

Works: 6 works in 27 publications in 3 languages and 1,625 library holdings
Genres: Military history 
Roles: Author
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Publications about Matthew M Hurley
Publications by Matthew M Hurley
Most widely held works by Matthew M Hurley
Inside jokes : using humor to reverse-engineer the mind by Matthew M Hurley( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Some things are funny -- jokes, puns, sitcoms, Charlie Chaplin, The Far Side, Malvolio with his yellow garters crossed -- but why? Why does humor exist in the first place? Why do we spend so much of our time passing on amusing anecdotes, making wisecracks, watching The Simpsons? In Inside Jokes, Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett, and Reginald Adams offer an evolutionary and cognitive perspective. Humor, they propose, evolved out of a computational problem that arose when our long-ago ancestors were furnished with open-ended thinking. Mother Nature -- aka natural selection -- cannot just order the brain to find and fix all our time-pressured misleaps and near-misses. She has to bribe the brain with pleasure. So we find them funny. This wired-in source of pleasure has been tickled relentlessly by humorists over the centuries, and we have become addicted to the endogenous mind candy that is humor
Hito wa naze waraunoka : yūmoa ga sonzaisuru riyū ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 7 libraries worldwide
WORKERS WAY OF WAR : the red armys doctrinal debate, 19181924 by Matthew M Hurley( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Following the October 1917 Revolution, the leaders of the fledgling Red Army embarked on a debate concerning the nature, form, and function of military doctrine. A group known as the 'military communists, ' including M.V. Frunze, M.N. Tukhachevsky, K. Voroshilov, and S.I. Gusev sought to formulate a 'proletarian' military doctrine based on the lessons of the Russian Civil War (1918-21) and purged of supposedly outmoded, bourgeois military thought. Their doctrine, they claimed, would be based overwhelmingly on maneuver and the offensive, which they felt best represented the 'active' nature of the working class. Against them stood Commissar for War Leon Trotsky, supported by ex-Tsarist military specialists, notably A.A. Svechin. Trotsky and his allies, noting the Soviet Union's backwardness relative to the West, professed a policy of expediency in military affairs. Though Trotsky and Svechin proved their position correct both in reference to military affairs and orthodox communist thought, the ripening political struggle eventually secured Frunze's and Tukhachevsky's domination of the Red Army and Trotsky's eventual ouster and exile
Filozofia dowcipu : humor jako siła napędowa umysłu by Matthew M Hurley( Book )
2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Polish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Afri research paper 2010-2, on the fly : israeli airpower against the al-aqsa intifada, 2000-2005 by Matthew M Hurley( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Śmiechu warte by Matthew M Hurley( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 library worldwide
Rola humoru i śmiechu w życiu człowieka
Alternative Names
Hurley, Matthew
ハーレー, マシュー・M.
English (22)
Polish (3)
Japanese (2)
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